It was strong coffee for me this morning...I hope you're all having a great Monday.Last week I was struck down by a nasty bug, and was at home feeling sorry for myself, but now I'm a lot better and back at work, still feeling a bit tired, so running mainly on strong coffee (which my fellow Finns at … [Read more...]
Find me in June issue of the Scan Magazine!
I'm delighted to let you know that I'm the blogger of the month in June's issue of the Scan Magazine! The magazine approached me a while back, but because of the challenges of my new post at Finn-Guild, the piece was pushed back a few months. I'm so pleased the article is finally up and it … [Read more...]
Win a FREE copy of Coffee and Vodka!
I am delighted to tell you that I am in the Author Spotlight over at a lovely book review blog called, Jaffa Reads Too. I talk about the writing of Coffee and Vodka, and about what inspires me (apart from coffee!) and I even proffer some advice for aspiring writers. What's more, … [Read more...]
Radio silence and a poorly back
It's been a while since I posted something but it isn't that I've forgotten about you all.No, it's my back once again.... Yes, I know it's getting a little boring now, but bear with me, normal blogging service will soon be resumed. (I am seeing a wonderful osteopath).However, to make matters worse, … [Read more...]
A-Z Blogging Challenge: E is for The Englishman and F is for Freebies
My theme: Writing and the Business of WritingFree BooksMany people when they hear that I am putting my e-books on a free promotion look at me puzzlingly, ' Really?'Why, they ask, after spending up to two years writing, editing and formatting a book, do I want to give it away free? When as I … [Read more...]
A-Z Blogging Challenge 2013
Having just had a long discussion on Twitter and on Jane Friedman's excellent site about whether writers should blog or not, I have done the almost opposite of what the post by L L Barkat recommends.I've only signed up to the blogging A-Z Challenge. A blog post on a theme per day on each … [Read more...]
Like mother like daughter…
Daughter, who's featured on this blog a few times before, has now become a blogger in her own right. (It feels very strange, I can tell you!)Using her pen name, Shmonn, she writes about film, her great passion (while mine is theatre…apple not so far from the tree..) in a very fresh and modern way. … [Read more...]
What would I do without my wonderful blogger friends?
Since my book, The Englishman has been out, I've been approached by several of my blogging friends asking if I'd like to write a guest post about the book. I cannot tell you how it warms my heart to have such wonderful bunch of people wanting to spread the news about The Englishman!The lovely Tania … [Read more...]
It’s Been a Year….
When I started my blog a year ago I had a difficult decision to make: To be anonymous or to write under my own name. Being anonymous you could write everything in your mind, perhaps helping those in similar situations, without ever offending anyone. You could write about your innermost thoughts, … [Read more...]
February is a good month
I've noticed over the years I've made several positive decisions in the month of February.As I went to my Pilates class at the local gym today (mainly to warm up as the heating is still not on in the house) they told me my annual membership would run out in a week's time. I remember the good feeling … [Read more...]